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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jan 21, 2013 | Comments (0)


Fourth Sunday After Epiphany: Bottom Line Spirituality

Unlocking the Gospel Secrets of Spirituality

Discover what difference reading these scriptures in a Worldly or a Godly way make.

THE LANGUAGE OF THE SPIRIT

SPIRITUALITY CAN CHANGE OUR LIFE

We have two lives, rational and spiritual. Feel the difference how our spiritual understanding of life can change our rational understanding of life.

Click here to read the introductory text for the Bottom Line Meditations

Worldly, the heart feels what the head thinks.

Godly, the head thinks what the heart feels.

OLD TESTAMENT: Jeremiah 1:4-10

Worldly: The word of the LORD came to me.
Godly: The word of the LORD came spiritually to me.

 

Worldly, refuge is physical protection to get out of difficulties.

Godly, refuge is spiritual protection to go through difficulties.

PSALM: 71:1-6

Worldy: In you, O LORD, I take refuge;
Godly: In you, O LORD, I take spiritual refuge;

 

Worldly tries to love others to the best of their abilities.

Godly loves others to the best of God’s almighty Presence.

EPISTLE: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Worldy: If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
Godly: If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not spiritually have the Love of God in my heart, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

 

Worldly does not understand spiritual language.

Godly, Jesus speaks only in a spiritual language.

GOSPEL: Luke 4:21-30

Worldly: When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage.
Godly: When they heard this spiritual message, all in the synagogue were filled with rage because their hearts where not open to His message.

 

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For further study see the follow on Epiphany IV Meditation.


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